• Loading stock data...
Friday, July 12, 2024

Canal+ Snags Exclusive Rights to Champions League

  • Canal+ has secured exclusive rights in France to the UEFA Champions League.
  • The network currently shares the rights with BeIN Sports.

Canal+ has landed French rights to Europe’s top soccer competition.

The French media company will take over exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League, beginning with the 2024-25 season.

  • The three-year deal is worth $503 million per season.
  • Canal+ shares rights with BeIN Sports for the current three-year cycle.
  • UEFA receives $393 million annually on its current set of French media deals. 
  • BeIN Sports shows a larger proportion of games, but Canal+ has first-choice rights to 34 matches and 16 UEFA Europa League and Conference League games.

In April, Canal+ extended its relationship with another global sports property. The network inked a deal with Formula 1 through 2029. Canal+ currently pays around $65 million to show the racing series, and the next deal will reportedly be for a significantly higher price.

Swiss Switch

UEFA is switching to a new Swiss format in 2024, which will create a larger group stage and an additional French team. When the new deal kicks in, Canal+ will show 550 matches per season.

France requires the event to also be shown on free-to-air television. M6 will replace TF1 in that capacity in 2024 at a reported cost under $4.2 million per season.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

Man United Faces Financial Struggles After Worst Premier League Season

The Premier League club sees its losses soar and revenues fall amid ongoing on-field issues.

Fox Sports Is Winning Its Bet on Soccer Media-Rights Deals

The network has media rights to Copa América and Euro 2024.

TopSpin 2K25 Brings the Legends of Tennis to Your Living Room

2K sports is reviving a classic with TopSpin 2K25.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

Warner Bros. Discovery Faces Final Decision on NBA Rights


Featured Today

NFLPA Report Cards Have Become the ‘Talk of the Locker Room’ Across..

NFLPA report cards have become the ‘talk of the locker room.’
July 7, 2024

The New College Sports Insiders Are Graphic Designers

Joe Tipton and Hayes Fawcett have become premier news-breakers on social media.
Oct 27, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; A general of the Sacramento Kings logo on the court before the game against the Golden State Warriors at Golden 1 Center.
July 6, 2024

How Sports Went From Private Equity Punchline to Coveted Asset Class

Once an industry punchline, sports are now a coveted asset class.
July 2, 2024

Willie Mays’s Humility Was Key to His Genius

Mays took heat from all sides, and handled it his own way.
July 10, 2024

NBA Agrees to $76 Billion in Media-Rights Deals, but TNT Still Looms

Welcome back, ‘Roundball Rock.’ Farewell, ‘Inside the NBA’?
July 10, 2024

‘Where’s truTV?’ March Madness Channel Is Now TNT Sports’ New Star

Warner Bros. Discovery will make its sports emphasis on truTV ‘even more pronounced and consistent.’

TopSpin 2K25 Brings the Legends of Tennis to Your Living Room

2K sports is reviving a classic with TopSpin 2K25.
Stadium with NFL logo at the mid-field line
July 10, 2024

‘Nonsensical’: NFL Blasts Massive Jury Award in Latest Sunday Ticket Case Filings

The league asked for a new trial and called the damages ‘indefensible.’
July 8, 2024

Paramount and Skydance Unite: Major Shifts Loom for CBS Sports

The deal worth more than $8 billion will bring significant shifts to the parent of CBS Sports.
Feb 16, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Team Stephen A coach Stephen A. Smith looks on against Team Shannon during the All Star Celebrity Game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
July 8, 2024

Stephen A. Smith Could Get a $100 Million Payday, Thanks to Pat McAfee

Smith has looked like the ultimate team player in contrast to McAfee.
July 7, 2024

Bally Sports Parent Drops NHL’s Stars: RSN’s Future More Uncertain

The bankrupt regional sports network operator drops another NHL team.